Naga Chaitanya is set to make his Hindi film debut with Aamir Khan starrer Laal Singh Chaddha, due out next month. The actor has been a bankable name in the Telugu film industry for several years now. But lately, he’s been in the news more for his personal life than his job, something he’d admitted himself. Chaitanya split from his wife, actor Samantha Ruth Prabhu, last year, and their high-profile split has made headlines for months. In a recent interview, Chaitanya talked about whether he and Samantha would ever work together again. Also read: Naga Chaitanya says Samantha Ruth Prabhu and him have the best love stories on screen
Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Chaitanya announced their separation on their social media accounts in October last year. The couple married in 2017 after dating for a few years. They have collaborated in several films and Chaitanya herself recently said that he liked his on-screen chemistry with Samantha the most.
Speaking to Siddharth Kannan, Chaitanya responded to a question about whether he and Samantha would be on screen together any time soon. “It’s going to be crazy when it happens. But I don’t know, only the universe knows. Let’s see,” he said with a laugh. An on-screen reunion may not be easy, as Samantha recently admitted that there are hard feelings between the two.
While appearing on Karan Johar’s talk show Koffee With Karan earlier this month, Samantha said: “There are hard feelings, like if you put us both in a room, you have to hide sharp objects. So from now on yes.” She also said: “It’s not an amicable situation at the moment. Maybe in the future.”
Recently, in an interview with News 18, Chaitanya had discussed the focus on his personal life. “The noise (about my personal life) is louder than for the movies I do. It’s a shame, but that’s the way the times are now and that’s how some sections of the media choose to report. Everyone has their own ways, so it’s fine,” he said.
Chaitanya’s Bollywood debut Laal Singh Chaddha will be out on August 11. The film, an official adaptation of Forrest Gump, stars Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor. It is directed by Advait Chandan.